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Process-Focused Strategic Planning

Starting with problem identification, we work through, and develop solution opportunities and implementation plans. And, throughout solution implementation, we work with the utility, business unit, or group until the work is completed.

Competitive OM Process Reengineering

Working with the business unit, we use an operations-centric approach to identify the opportunities for improvements to the "as-is" process and to develop the "to-be" model. The model includes process changes, existing systems, and any required new systems to support and enable the new processes.

Outage Management Strategic Plan

Based on a clear understanding of the utility energy delivery business, we develop solutions involving multi-year strategic implementation plans for the required systems. Our solutions combine people, processes, and systems in a synergistic relationship. Yanco Associates believes that service restoration needs to be performed using everyday systems and skills in an organized manner.

Strategic Implementations

The identification of the issues and solutions is the first step toward gaining a competitive advantage. The final step is implementing the systems, providing the required change management, and working through the issues. We offer the development of the functional and technical specifications for software design, system selections, implementation, integration, training, and support. Yanco Associates has competency in all major OMS offerings, including Oracle, CGI, Intergraph, and GE/Smallworld.

Operation and Event Analysis Support

We work with our clients to facilitate the analysis of events, the determination of root causes, and the development of strategies to eliminate future events. This includes developing complete system models from generation to distribution secondary, suggesting design criteria, determining first and second contingencies, and other related services to assist in the design, construction, and operation of a reliable energy delivery system from conception to completion.

OMS Product Specification, Configuration, Implementation, and Support

Typical OMS Services

  • Business process and systems assessment to develop a "to-be" plan.
  • Alternative methodologies analysis based on available information, e.g. connected model versus centroid-of-premises (GPS location) approach.
  • System specifications, including available packages, custom application features, unique (utility specific) designs, interfaces, etc.
  • Software selection, configuration, installation, integration, and project management.
  • Data acquisition, conversion, or migration.
  • Software prototyping, FAT, SAT, SIT testing.
  • Documentation and training.
  • Full systems performance optimization.
  • Continuing maintenance and support as required.

Representative OMS Experience

  • Southern California Edison (SCE) - OMS interface development.
  • Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) - OMS installation and support.
  • Lansing Board of Water & Light - OMS overview and vendor survey.
  • Duquesne Light Company (DLC) - Outage Management Strategic Plan.
  • Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) - OMS implementation and support.
  • NSTAR - Integration of OMS and GIS.
  • Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (AEE) - Integration of OMS with WMS and GIS.
  • ConEd - OMS integration and implementation support (STAR Project).
  • Northeast Utilities (NU) - OMS specification development.
  • Conectiv - OMS specification development and vendor selection.
  • GPU Energy - OMS specification development and functional requirements definition.


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Last modified: 09/21/09